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Wagyu Luxury Lunch for Only 1000 Yen?! Kyoto Surprises us With Wagyu Sukiyaki

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki is a delicious Japanese hot pot dish. While it can cost over 10,000 yen in some higher-end restaurants, ample lunch servings are available for around 1,000 yen. At Shabu Shabu Tajimaya on the 6th floor of the Yodobashi Camera building on JR Kyoto Station’s north side, sukiyaki can be eaten for as little as 980 yen.

Ise-Shima Guide: Experience something out of the ordinary at Nemu Resort, surrounded by forest and ocean!

Ise, Toba, Shima Unique Hotels

Nemu Resort is a resort facility located in Ise-Shima National Park in Shima City, Mie Prefecture. There are many out-of-the-ordinary attractions awaiting you here, be it enjoying hot spring baths, savoring delicious cuisine, or partaking in the many activities offered in this natural setting, not to mention a glamping dinner under the stars. Time spent in the rich natural setting of Ise-Shima will definitely refresh and rejuvenate you.

Beyond Kobe Beef: Finding Kobe’s Best ‘Okonomiyaki’!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Okonomiyaki, Monja & Takoyaki

When most Japanese people hear the word ‘okonomiyaki’, they think ‘Osaka’. But a secret that Kansai residents want to keep to themselves is that Kobe has a wealth of great okonomiyaki restaurants too! With a huge variety of flavors you just can’t get in Osaka, it’s worth going to Kobe just for this traditional treat.

One for your bucket list! Enjoy traditional French cuisine and an elegant stay at the classical Nara Hotel

Nara, Ikoma, Tenri Hotels

The Nara Hotel was established as a guest house in Kansai in 1909. Its graceful architecture of that period has withstood the passage of time and is the defining spirit of its hospitality. The main building, richly constructed from Japanese cypress, is in the Momoyama Goten [palace] style giving it a classic appearance. Why not treat yourself to a little extravagance on a trip into the past and spend some quality time in the ambiance of perfectly blended Japanese and western furnishings?

Kyoto Metro Map: Complete Guide to Kyoto’s Trains & Subways

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Other Sightseeing

Looking at a map of Kyoto's train and subway system can seem a little intimidating at first! There are a blend of subway lines plus various private railroads in the area, giving you a range of options. Here we'll introduce Kyoto's train and subway lines, plus show which stations are closest to the main temples, sights and other points of interest in Kyoto!

Choice Spots

  • Arashiyama, Uzumasa
  • Gion, Kawaramachi, Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano
  • Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple
  • Nanba, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi
  • Nara, Ikoma, Tenri
  • Shinsekai, Tennouji, Tsuruhashi
  • Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi
  • USJ, Nanko Port
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